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    What’s To Love About A Patio Swing?

    What’s To Love About A Patio Swing?

    Whereas many swing beds are designed to grace the interior of your home, a patio swing is expressly designed to be positioned under an overhang on your patio. There are plenty of great reasons that you should consider one for your home; these are only a few of them, but rest assured, a patio or porch swing is a great way to spice up your design and add some character to your home.

    Curb Appeal

    We’ll hit hard with this first point. Building a bed swing or porch swing into the design of your patio or as a part of your outdoor decor is the very definition of curb appeal. Let’s just face it, not that many homes display these types of swings on their front porches and the ones that do definitely turn some heads. You’d probably pay an uncommon measure of attention to any home that had something like this as a part of its design yourself.

    Which also brings up the point that it's something that adds value aesthetically. Even if you don’t ever sit in one - and you should, but we’ll get to that momentarily - it adds a lot of culture and class to a setting. It’s like a fine tapestry or a classic painting, although the character is very different from either of these. A swing bed or porch swing of any nature is just going to bring a lot more class and curb appeal to your home. Executed properly, it might even add value to your home; and the swing beds we produce here at Four Oak Bed Swings are of the highest quality construction to last many years and to appreciate in character as time passes.


    There’s nothing like a quiet place where you can get away from everything and enjoy some rest and relaxation, and adding a swing bed to your patio is a great way to give yourself a personal space where you can relax in comfort.

    Our swing beds are designed not only to attract the eye but to give you a place to rest that is unparalleled for comfort. You can stack a swing bed high with your favorite pillows, cushions, linens, and comforters and you will have a cozy quiet place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of life and feel like you're floating above everything, which brings up another point. A swing bed, dolled up with some niceties, won’t just be unparalleled for comfort, it might even be able to actually help you relax.

    Help Yourself Relax

    Adding a patio swing into the mix of your outdoor furniture can have a number of positive effects on top of the fact that it will offer you a ton of comfort and give your home some really unique character. It might even be able to help you relax by its very nature.

    Because a swing bed comes in a hanging design, you will find that when you get into one, the motion you impart to it will make you feel like you are floating or gently undulating. The swing will gently rock back and forth and the oscillations will slowly diminish over time until it feels as though you are no longer moving. However, any additional movements you impart to the bed will cause it to begin rocking once more.

    Some people find that they have an easier time relaxing when they are suspended, either in a swing or a hammock. Many even report that they get a better sleep when they are suspended, and though the reports are anecdotal, there are enough of them to lend some credence to the claims.

    It might just be something you have to try for yourself and see if you get the same experience. Everyone experiences the same situations differently; you might find that adding a swing to your patio furniture helps you to unwind and relax, but you might never know until you try.

    We Have Plenty of Options

    At Four Oak Bed Swings, we take immense pride in the quality construction and aesthetics of our patio swings and bed swings. Each and every model is handcrafted and meticulously produced from Southern Yellow Pine and other premium materials. Our swings are then painted in your choice of color to match the intended setting.

    We also offer you a number of cushions, pillows, and mattresses to go along with your patio swing or swing bed to complete the scene. Take a look through our collection of bed swings to get more familiar with some of the models before you make your choice, and then check out our guide on how to hang your swing bed as well.

    While you’re shopping, if you feel that you would like more information on our products or have some additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 334-202-2870. We’d be glad to help you out.

    How a Daybed Swing Can Transform Different Rooms in Your Home

    How a Daybed Swing Can Transform Different Rooms in Your Home

    Call it a porch swing, call it a daybed swing, you can call it whatever you like to call it, just don’t limit the splendor of such a design to only one room in your home. People all around the country have been putting this unique new style to work for them in many different rooms in their homes and reaping a suite of benefits. Call it a porch swing, but it isn’t just for your porch. Call it a daybed swing, but it isn’t just for the bedroom. And no, it isn’t just for the day, either. As you are about to find out, you can actually make the ‘dedicated’ bed in your bedroom a swing bed and it may do much more for your overall well being than just ‘look nice.’

    The unbelievable versatility of the different styles of swing beds that we offer here at Four Oak Bed Swings should not be understated. Whether you are interested in one for its unique design aesthetic or because you may have heard that such a design can help you get better sleep, we can help you out.

    Interestingly, it isn’t just for the design aesthetic that these types of beds can benefit you. They can make a real mark in any room in your home, as you will shortly see, but they might even be able to help you get better sleep, and maybe even to destress in your waking hours.

    Some have stated that hammocks can help you get better sleep because the hammock cradles the body like a fetus. Others yet have said that the gentle oscillations of a hammock can synchronize with your brain waves in order to help you get deeper, longer, more restful sleep. Some of these accounts represent anecdotal evidence, and we recognize that. We also recognize that a swing bed will not cradle you in the same way that a hammock can. But a swing bed will provide for gentle oscillation, and if the latter whispers are true, then a swing bed may be able to get you better actual sleep.

    Even if not, if you are one of those people who likes to be rocked to sleep, then forget about the fact that the evidence is anecdotal. A swing bed of any nature is going to gently rock whether you are trying to sleep in it or just unwinding after a long day, and if you like the feeling then that’s reason enough to look for one. If you like the feeling that you get from being gently lulled by waves on a boat or from being suspended in a hammock, then a swing bed may be just for you. That aside, the best virtue of a swing bed is in the visual aesthetics, because over the lifestyle benefits, those are guaranteed.

    The thing is evident from its face value. There are just not that many houses that capitalize on the novel style of swing beds, making them instantaneously eye-catching. Think about it - have you ever seen one in person or do you know them only from home improvement shows and magazines.

    If you have seen one or had the pleasure of getting to lay in one in person, that’s great too, but if not it’s also understandable. They have been increasing in popularity, as we said, but they still haven’t become mainstream to the point that everyone out there has gotten to interact with one.

    And wherever you do see one, your eye is likely to be drawn to it. Something as arresting as a swing bed is likely to catch your eye even if it lacks the aesthetic details of the swing beds we produce at Four Oak Bed Swings.

    With no further ado, here are several of the rooms in your house that you could pleasantly grace with the addition of a daybed swing and how each environment could be generally improved by the inclusion.

    The Living Room

    If this isn’t obvious we don’t know what is, because it’s the room in your home that generally gets the most attention and company, but nonetheless, you can add a bed swing to your living room to spice up your design. Can you add a bed swing to any design, though? The answer lies in how creative you are with the solution.

    You’ll need the room and the ceiling beams to be configured in a certain manner so that you can hang it, but if you have these things out of the way then from there the sky's the limit. After you’ve checked off these basic preliminary boxes, you can have at it when it comes to design.

    The design of your living room will work alongside a swing bed at the same time that it is impressed and affected by it. You’ll want to take into consideration all of the fine points in the design that went into the making of the whole picture.

    What are the dominant color schemes and tones that define your living room? Does the room have a close, intimate feel full of decorative items or is it an open-concept space with minimal furnishings and light, almost neutral colors?

    There are as many design schemes out there are different personalities, and interestingly enough a swing bed will mesh perfectly with many of them. Take the two specific examples above to illustrate the point.

    The first one painted a picture of a living room that was not too large or open and was well furnished with items of interest and had a close, intimate feel. A swing bed can easily accent this type of setting because it is a personal, intimate piece of furniture. Unlike a set of chairs, which are separated and can even encourage some measure of distancing, a bed, like a couch, invites interpersonal communication and intimacy. It does this even better than a couch or a sofa because a bed is a highly personal piece of furniture - it is even private, in a way. Build it into a close design and the room will come out the better for it.

    Even on the opposite end of the spectrum where you might be working with a minimalist or open concept design, a bed swing could bring a lot to the table. For one thing, it could soften the aloof overtones of the setting to make visitors feel more welcome and included. In addition, it would provide a more communal space that might have been lacking. In a sense, it could serve as a compromise between openness and closeness.

    As you can see, a swing bed would shine in any of these scenarios but there’s something even bigger at work here. That’s the fact that a swing bed is simply novel. If you’ve never built one into a design before, just the fact that you’re including it is going to give a fresh look to a place. Without even wanting to change anything about a setting a swing bed can offer a lot in terms of freshness. That’s all just for a living room - what about the other rooms in your home?

    The Bedroom



    Naturally, we can’t get away without working in a portion about how a swing bed could make a fitting match to change up the design in your bedroom. And, in the bedroom, the effect it can lend is not only aesthetic but functional.

    For one, a bed swing can offer the same visual modification or enhancement to your bedroom, if that is what you are hoping to go for. Bedrooms are a relatively private portion of the home and so they don’t tend to see many visitors, so if you make the addition, make it for yourself. Just as a swing bed can turn heads in a living room, a swing bed in the bedroom is bound to give you a fresh sense of style and personality.

    The chief benefit of including a swing bed in the bedroom may not be visual, however. In addition to giving your bedroom a makeover, you can give yourself a new experience with a bed swing as well.

    We’ve spoken in past posts about how the unique nature of a bed swing might be able to confer the benefits of better sleep. We’re not here to make any unfounded medical claims, but taking a well-deserved rest in a bed swing will certainly give you a new experience unlike any other. Well, it might be like some others, but if you enjoy those you will certainly enjoy the sensation of being in a bed swing.

    Resting in a swing bed is a little like being in a rigid hammock, and also a little bit like being on a boat. It’s also sort of like hanging from a tree swing, in a way. Some people don’t like the sensation of rocking back and forth, but others can’t get enough of it. If you enjoy it, it relaxes you and it can promote better sleep, then there’s all the evidence you should need to consider a bed swing.

    Plus, as we stated with the makeover it can give to a living room, a bed swing can makeover your bedroom as well. If you are in need of a change or seeking things that can’t be easily found elsewhere, a bed swing might be for you.

    The Porch and Vestibule



    We thought originally of subdividing these into two separate sections but thought better of it because some homes make a vestibule out of their porch or have the porch enclosed to form a separate extension of the front or back of the home. Regardless, the key takeaway that we hope you get from this is that a swing bed is great for the porch or the vestibule of your home just the same. You don’t need to feel like you’re limited to a porch swing. If you have the space for a bed, it might be an even better addition to the room.

    We already covered some of the aesthetics of the sensation you can experience from a swing bed when you replace your bed inside with one, and the same thing carries over to the porch. Here, as opposed to the bedroom, the chief virtue is in the visual appeal.

    Think to yourself. How many porches or entryways have you personally seen that make use of a swing bed or even some other form of a porch swing? If the answer is ‘not many’ or ‘none’ then there are probably plenty of other people - whom you know - that feel exactly the same way.

    As we stated at the outset of this article, it’s just a rare thing to see one included in a design firsthand. They might be making waves when it comes to the trend of the movement, but in practice they are rare.

    Add a swing bed to your home’s porch or vestibule and you will be giving it a shade of a color that few have ever seen before. It will be sure to impress the memory, and it will also throw all of the other elements of design into relief against it. As people are bombarded constantly with sensory input, a lot gets filtered out. Give them something new to key in on and they won’t forget it. Moreover, they might actually slow down and actually see what’s in front of them.

    From an unforgettably pleasant experience to better sleep to the fact that a swing bed just gives you something really unique and original to add to your design, there are many ways that you can elevate your interior decorating and furnishing with one. They can confer these benefits to many different areas of your home, and you can gather a bunch of them from just one example.

    We welcome you to look through our website and get more familiar with some of the swing beds we offer here at Four Oak Bed Swings. Each one is carefully designed and crafted, and we put uncommon care and devotion into our craft. To learn more about our products and how we make them, give us a call at 334-202-2870.

    Can an Outdoor Hanging Bed Help You Sleep?

    Can an Outdoor Hanging Bed Help You Sleep?

    There has been a lot of buzz in recent years regarding porch swings and hanging beds, not only for the refreshing design opportunities they offer but also in some cases for their purported health benefits. More specifically there has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of hammocks, and though an outdoor hanging bed and a hammock are not entirely one and the same, there is some common ground between the two. Recently there have been a lot of claims made about the benefits of sleeping suspended from a hammock, and though a lot of the reports are anecdotal they’re worth a little investigation.

    We’re not making any clinical claims here, nor are we suggested that sleeping in a hanging bed will cure back problems, as some have said about hammocks. What we are suggesting is that you take a closer look into some of the benefits that hanging beds and hammocks might be able to offer you because of their similarities.

    Keep in mind that there has been very little research done on the matter, and don’t forget that the majority of these claims are anecdotal. That being said, it might be worth it for you to try experimenting with some of these things for yourself to see if they are true for you. As anyone who has ever slept in a hammock, on a boat or from a hanging bed will be able to attest after reading this, some of the observations are uncanny.

    The Swinging Motion Can Be Beneficial to Sleep

    It has been stated and in some cases supported by cursory research that the swinging motion afforded by a hammock can greatly affect the quality of a person’s sleep. While it is true that this is specific to hammocks and that hammocks are somewhat more mobile than, say, an outdoor hanging bed, there are enough similarities between the two to merit the comparison.

    It has been claimed that the swinging motion afforded by hammocks (and thus, by hanging beds of sorts) can help a person fall asleep more quickly, stay asleep more easily, and sleep more deeply than would otherwise be experienced while stationary on a bed.

    It’s also long been observed, if not acknowledged by research, that rocking babies is a great way to relax them and induce them to sleep. Even if not corroborated by hard facts, this is something that anyone who has ever held a baby can attest.

    There are claims that this rocking motion helps to simulate the experience of being in the womb, which makes a baby feel safe, and thus, more likely to be coerced into a deep sleep. It’s also been said that there is the possibility that this rocking motion has a positive effect on brain activity that makes sleep come more easily - but not just to babies, to adults as well.

    Apparently, a rocking motion that is present at the onset of sleep and continues throughout the duration of sleep is a way of synchronizing the oscillations that naturally occur in the brain and is one of the keys to a pleasant, restful sleep. This can make it not only easier to fall asleep but can improve the quality of the sleep throughout its duration.

    Now, an outdoor hanging bed is not the same as a hammock, but they are both suspended and a hanging bed or swing bed does offer the same type of peaceful rocking motions that a hammock can offer, if on a smaller scale or even for a shorter length of time. There is no denying that a hanging bed is more akin to other forms of suspended sleep (like a hammock) than to a bed that sits on the floor. It may be more like a hybrid of the two that offers the benefits of both.

    If a hanging bed really can make it easier for you to fall asleep, as the rocking motion does for babies and young children, it can be suggested as a type of help for those who have a hard time falling asleep. While it can’t rightly be called a treatment for insomnia, if you find that gentle rocking helps you to fall asleep, then that should be evidence enough for you. Clinical or not, you need to do what works for you, and if you’ve ever been lulled to sleep on a boat or in a hammock, then you might be able to realize the same benefits from a hanging bed.

    Back to the improved quality of sleep. If it is true that the quality of sleep you can receive from sleeping in a suspended position is better than alternatives, then there is a corpus of evidence to support the other, farther reaching benefits of this. These are more directly supported, and if corroborated by better sleep are effectively indisputable.

    The first is the fact that better sleep during the night will result in better concentration and less distraction during the day. It will also result in a more holistic feeling of wellness, as quality sleep is tied up with a greater quality of life.

    Better sleep at night will make it easier for you to focus during the day, which can make you more effective in your job as well as in tackling any other personal goals you might have, which brings up the second point.

    Better quality and sustained deep sleep is also the time that the body takes to repair itself, which is vital for health and wellness. During deep sleep, neural circuits are built and repaired, memory is concretized, and tissues are healed from the strenuous activities of the day and restored. The quality of your sleep can affect your overall health, as without sleep your body will wear down over time. The better the quality of sleep, the better your overall health will be in the long run. That much is not anecdotal, but observable truth.

    There is also the suggestion that the quality of sleep you get routinely can positively impact your ability to learn new skills, as well as your cognition in general. It seems to come down to the activity in the brain that is fostered during restful sleep. Once you awaken from a restful sleep, you are more likely to be well equipped to try to learn a new skill and can experience improved comprehension and concentration. Taking it a step further, restful sleep is implicated in the solidification and health of memory. Therefore, getting better sleep can definitely have an impact on your efficacy at tackling new challenges and can make you a more effective learner. Can you get this all from an outdoor hanging bed? Perhaps - there is no doubt that quality sleep improves concentration, and it has been strongly suggested that sleeping from a suspended bed can improve your sleep.

    Other Benefits

    While it has yet to be proven that an outdoor hanging bed, or other hanging beds or bed swings, can have a concrete effect on the quality of your sleep, there’s little doubting that good sleep can bring you the benefits that have already been explored in this article. One of the best ways to probe the matter is for yourself through trial and experimentation. If you find that you sleep better in a hanging bed, then you might as well continue the practice - the benefits will follow.

    That being said, there are other benefits that a hanging bed can offer you even if you are skeptical of some of the purported benefits associated with enhanced quality of sleep.

    Even without the benefits associated with improved sleep that we have already explored, it’s a pretty readily observable fact that a hanging bed is a great way to relax. Sleep or no, for some people, there’s no replacing the gentle, swaying undulations that you can experience from the comforting embrace of a bed swing.

    If you’ve ever been on a boat and found the sensation of constant motion enjoyable, then you will certainly appreciate the fine gyrations of a hanging bed. It’s true that some people don’t appreciate the sensation, and some people even get sick from it but call it what you will, there are some that can’t get enough of it. Call it stillness illness, dock rock or sea legs, the feeling of being lulled by the motion of the ocean is irreplaceable, constant, and comforting. If you like it, you can get the same feeling from a hanging bed. It’s relaxing, enjoyable and cathartic. It’s also wildly similar to the effects that you might experience from a hammock.

    In fact, on the subject, if you appreciate the feeling of swaying from a hammock but don’t really enjoy the fact that it doesn’t give you a flat surface on which to lie down, then a hanging bed might be your ticket to liberation. While a hammock might cradle you at odd angles, you can lay right down on a hanging bed without ever having to experience the unexpected joys of being a contortionist. Bets of all, you can experience the same relaxing pleasures of the gentle swinging.

    Something else to note is that even if an outdoor hanging bed or other bed swing doesn’t actually confer the benefits of better sleeping, it can definitely confer the benefits of a release from stress. Even if only temporary, a release from stress is worth its weight in gold - however, you choose to quantify that.

    Change up Your Design

    There’s something else that comes along with the addition of a swing bed like an outdoor hanging bed into your design. That is a release from the monotony of design that accompanies basically all floor plans and seems inescapable. There seems to be less and less variety and innovation in design as the years go by, and a hanging bed can be a great way to shatter the mold.

    While everyone else has been making the most of the same old interior designs we’ve seen time and time again in every interior and even exterior floor plan, you can switch things up with the tasteful inclusion of a hanging bed or swing into your design. it’s practical, functional, relaxing, and even visually stimulating.

    Besides, there’s absolutely no denying the fact that the way you layout a room or setting, in terms of furniture and decor, can have a profound effect on the setting and the spirit of the place. Including a piece of unconventional furniture like an outdoor hanging bed or a porch swing can have a serious effect on the setting of your home. The novelty of it and the liberating sense of nonconformity can be refreshing to the senses. You’ll feel it, and so will any visitors to your home.

    Four Oak Quality

    If you’re interested in the potential that a bed swing can offer your home, whether for the benefits of sleeping enumerated herein or for any other reasons, then you have certainly come to the right place.

    Our bed swings are made from premium construction using yellow pine or cedar and joined using wood glue that actually increases the strength of the joints beyond what the wood can provide. Our outdoor swings are also finished with not one, not even two, but three coats of outdoor varnish to extend the life of the swing and provide you with many years of peaceful enjoyment in your outdoor spaces.

    We have many years of experience designing many different types and styles of indoor and outdoor bed swings and front porch swings and our designs have been sold to happy customers all over the country - even in places as exotic as New Jersey!

    Give us a call if you have any questions at all regarding our products, their benefits, or even how you can hang one in the location of your choosing. You can reach us at 334-202-2870 - we’re always happy to help and to hear from prospective customers, so don’t be shy about reaching out to us. Innovative designs are our passion and always have been, so we’re not shy to talk about them.

    Four Great Reasons for a Four Oak Daybed Porch Swing

    Four Great Reasons for a Four Oak Daybed Porch Swing

    Do you ever feel like you can watch home improvement shows and read similar magazines for days, for weeks even, without ever coming across an idea that is really innovative? Does it ever feel to you, as a discrete consumer, that you are constantly being inundated with “new” ideas that are really just repurposed, dated ideas that have been slightly polished to make them more palatable?

    If you ever feel like that - and no doubt, you are not alone, as many do - then you’re probably really hungry for a new design aesthetic by this point. You’re probably on the hunt for something new that you can add to some area of your home to give it some newly inspired light and make it really different. Now, how amazing would that be if you could find something that you wouldn’t just get to look at, but would actually get to use?

    You might, then, be a very good candidate for a daybed porch swing. If you’ve never heard of one, or you’ve heard of one but aren’t familiar with some of the details, then hang on. Here are four great reasons to get your home a four oak daybed porch swing.

    1. It’s Unique - Like, actually unique
    How many homes have you ever been inside that have a daybed porch swing on their front porch? How many homes have you been in that have a hanging bed or swing at all?

    Maybe a few, because porch swings and rockers aren’t necessarily all that rare, but the fact is that daybed swings are not all that common. That’s a shame when you think about it because really they’re very practical (that’s another reason, so hang tight) but they also shake things up and break the mold.

    Sometimes an interior design, or an exterior design, as the case may be, is entirely rejuvenated with the inclusion of some new elements. That could be a painting or a house plant, or even some exotic decorative feature. That could also be a hanging daybed swing of some sort or other.

    Make no mistake about it. Include a bed swing or a porch swing into your design and you will be creating a totally novel focal piece for the setting.

    2. It’s Comfortable and Relaxing
    How about the fact that with a daybed porch swing you actually will have a piece of furniture that you will actually get to use instead of just looking at. While you can say the same for some other pieces of furniture, that certainly isn’t true a majority of the time.

    It definitely isn’t the truth for decor and paintings and whatnot, but we digress. The point is that swing beds are wildly comfortable and very relaxing. Just get right into one and you will experience the same sensation that you will get whenever you step onto a boat or into a canoe.

    Well, it isn’t precisely the same, but it’s very similar, and for those who enjoy the sensation, you can hang up a swing bed in your own home or on your porch and get that feeling any time of the day or night that you please. By the way, speaking of relaxation, don’t forget to check our next point.

    3. It May Help You Sleep Better
    There is some evidence, although largely anecdotal, that sleeping in a hammock can improve your quality and duration of sleep, and thus positively impact your quality of life as well.

    So a hammock isn’t a swing bed, what does that matter? The principles are the same, and though a swing bed will not be quite as itinerant in its motions as a hammock, they will certainly be gentler and more subdued. It has been said that the rocking motion of a hammock synchronizes with your brain waves as you sleep, thus fostering deeper, better sleep.

    You can believe it or not, but the best thing to do is to try it out for yourself. You may very well find that the sensation of gentle rocking helps to lull you to sleep. If it does, what does it matter to you if the evidence is anecdotal or not?

    4. How Does Free Shipping Sound?
    One more thing - if you were considering refreshing your home’s look with a hanging daybed or a porch swing, how does free shipping sound? You may be no stranger to the high shipping costs generally associated with heavy and bulky items, and, spoiler, a daybed is heavy and bulky.

    That’s why we’ve decided to serve our customers better by offering free shipping on many of our items. You can check our collection of swings and daybeds to see just what we offer for each one. Additionally, many of our products require no assembly whatsoever. You just order it, wait for it to arrive (for free!) and then hang it up. It couldn’t be simpler. If you have any questions about our products or would like to learn more, don’t be shy about reaching out to us at 334-202-2870.

    Complete Your Home With a Hanging Daybed

    Complete Your Home With a Hanging Daybed

    There are certainly plenty of ways in which you could go about improving your home in order to increase its ability to provide functionality and comfort. Paint jobs, recarpeting, kitchen remodeling, landscaping, and more besides. However, if you’re looking for a way to really complete your home, you might want to consider a hanging daybed.

    Your home is the composite of hundreds of things both big and small that all work in tandem to create a kind of haven for you and your family. Everything from the outdoor aesthetics to the living room TV is there to bring some kind of value to the table, whether it’s entertainment, coziness, work efficiency, or sheer artistry. Ideally, you want to craft your home in such a way that it provides you with exactly what you need.

    In that respect, a hanging daybed can provide your home with that extra little something that transforms it into a true haven. There’s nothing like the feeling of deep relaxation and comfort that a well-made porch swing bed can provide. Perhaps no other single piece of furniture or any one specific change you make for your home has the potential to truly increase the value of your living space.

    You may be wondering, what exactly is a daybed to begin with and why would you want one that hangs? Moreover, where would you hang it? If you aren’t familiar with these incredible pieces of furniture and what they can do for your home, you’re in for a treat.

    Traditionally, a daybed is a plush, oversized couch that can easily double as a simple bed. A daybed may sit somewhat higher than a sofa and typically has higher sides rather than armrests, to complete the look and feel of a bed. In other words, the perfect place to plop down for a midday nap or a lazy afternoon book reading session.

    A porch swing is usually a suspended loveseat or bench located on a porch or patio and is considered something of an American tradition. These interesting pieces of outdoor furniture are designed to be simplistic and relaxing, their gentle rocking the perfect remedy for stress and anxiety.

    In fact, there’s quite a bit of evidence that points to porch swings being great for your health. Among the touted benefits are increased circulation, lower heart rate, and even pain relief. They can help you unwind when you feel overwhelmed, as studies have shown that the light swinging sensation provided by porch swings can calm your nerves and slow your breathing.

    When you combine the coziness of a daybed with the relaxing and thrilling qualities of a porch swing, what you have is a hanging daybed, which can become a truly invaluable addition to your home that’s as fun as it is functional.

    If you’re looking for a piece of furniture that can bring a whole new dimension to your living space, a porch swing style bed is exactly what you’re looking for. The myriad of benefits they can provide make it an incredible investment that you will be taking advantage of for years to come.

    What Your Home May Be Lacking

    Over the years, our homes tend to accrue additions such as appliances, home entertainment systems, exercise equipment, furniture, and art that are meant to increase the overall usefulness and value. The value we derive from our homes is important of course; you want everything in your home to add something to your life and be useful or inspiring.

    While we collect these additions to our home, there are certain needs that tend to be filled. Eventually, we get that big screen TV for the family room, a better showerhead, a larger sofa, wall to wall carpeting. All of these different items and additions serve a purpose, but after everything is said and done, your home may still be lacking a place of true relaxation.

    This is an underrated part of any home that some homeowners don’t even realize that they need. A place to truly unwind that isn’t designed for another purpose. Sure you can relax in bed, or on the couch, but that’s not the same as designating a spot that will help you truly get away from it all.

    As our lives get busier and it becomes more difficult to escape the constant alerts on our phones and the demands of work and family obligations, having a place to de-stress and find real comfort becomes increasingly more important. Stress management isn’t a luxury, it should be an integral part of your home and daily routine. While there are certainly plenty of ways to de-stress, having a dedicated part of your home where you can depressurize is becoming essential.

    One of the reasons for this is simply because while beds, sofas, and other parts of the home do provide some comfort and relaxation, they aren’t specifically built for those purposes. Your family room may be the hotspot of your home and see the most foot traffic. How are you supposed to truly relax in that environment? And while hopping into bed in the middle of the day may seem appealing, this isn’t the healthiest option and poses issues of its own if you’re really trying to have some peace and quiet alone.

    In other words, your home may be lacking a place of deep relaxation. A little area to escape to and unwind after a busy day. A cozy spot to collect your thoughts and let the stresses of the day leave your body. No computer, television, or other distractions. Every home should have some kind of nook of peace where you can recharge your batteries or simply dive into a novel without a dozen interruptions. This kind of serenity is priceless and is becoming hard to come by in the modern world, given all of the ways in which our attention is being pulled.

    While you may have spent years building up your home to be a happy refuge full of cozy amenities and state-of-the-art entertainment, it could be lacking a place to just escape to, and this is truly where a well-made hanging daybed shines.

    Extensive Benefits of a Hanging Daybed

    There are numerous benefits to including a porch swing bed as a part of your home that ranges from the practical to the fantastical. They can provide a much-needed refuge to relax in after an arduous day of work, or a cozy heart of your home that brings the whole family together on cool summer nights. Their wide range of utility makes them an amazing investment for your home.

    As alluded to before, the health benefits alone are a huge perk that makes owning one an absolute pleasure. The feeling of suspension and soft rocking motion of the daybed contribute to lower stress levels overall. There’s a reason why playground swings make us feel so good, as well as why gentle rocking can help an agitated baby fall asleep.

    The vestibular system, which helps control our sense of motion, balance, and spatial location, can benefit from the rocking sensation of a porch swing or daybed. This is a form of stress and sensory management that even doctors use to help children with autism and mood disorders balance themselves and achieve calm.


    In fact, the feeling of suspension and rocking actually helps release endorphins, which make us happy. Your mood can literally be uplifted simply by spending time relaxing on a porch swing or daybed. This mood regulation combined with lower stress levels has the power to greatly increase your overall quality of life.

    Stress itself is one of the most potentially damaging health issues we face in the modern world. So many of us are overly stressed, and this stress leads to an array of health complications, which is why doctors take it so seriously. Knowing how to destress and having a reliable means of doing so means you have power over your health.

    Because we can grow accustomed to stress, we may not often even notice just how stressed out we really are until we really decompress and let go of our troubles. Being able to find this equilibrium on your own terms in the comfort of your own home is a gift. Stress is considered to be behind some of the nation’s leading health problems, including eating disorders, ulcers, weak immune systems, chronic pain and headaches, hair loss, skin problems, mood disorders, and so much more.

    If stress can affect our lives so strongly, it stands to reason that we should take the time to invest in ways to regulate and relieve that stress. Having a purposeful place in your home where you can relax and rid yourself of stress can actually increase your quality of life in a palpable way. You may not even know how stressed you are until you feel it melting away on a cozy and relaxing daybed.

    While the health benefits of these amazing pieces of furniture can’t be ignored, there are plenty of other reasons to include them in your home as well. A place to bring your family together, keep your kids occupied, and increase the functionality of your porch are all important as well. Not to mention how gorgeous your porch or patio will look once your daybed is installed and piled high with pillows.

    Having an additional place where family can gather together and find comfort and fun is also severely underrated these days. When everyone seems preoccupied with their phones and wants to cut themselves off from the rest of the house inside their rooms, a cozy porch swing bed will go a long way in bringing everyone together for more family time.

    Where to Find One For Your Home

    If you’re looking for a well-made, beautiful, and comfortable hanging daybed to create a comfy little nook in your own home, we have a wide selection of finely crafted daybeds right in our store here at Four Oak Bed Swings that will meet your needs. Our dedication to quality and attention to detail can be seen in every piece featured in our collection.

    There’s no need to search far and wide for the rare department store that might have a lone porch swing bed of some kind in stock. These unique and large pieces of furniture are somewhat hard to come by if you don’t know where to look. Our online catalog takes all the guesswork out of finding one that has all the comfort you’re looking for and that will match your home just the way you want.

    Our handcrafted and meticulously designed pieces provide a level of simple luxury that you won’t find anywhere else. They can completely transform your porch or patio into a well-loved center of your home that also doubles as a reliable escape when you need it most. You’ll find yourself making excuses just to step outside and spend time on the porch once you have your very own daybed installed.

    Between the health benefits, comfort, and functionality that come with owning a porch swing bed like the kind we have here at Four Oak Bed Swings, you will wonder why you never made such an investment sooner. Less stress and more relaxation in your life will lead to better overall health, more energy, and less frustration. You will simply enjoy a better quality of life, making such a piece of furniture invaluable if you are looking for ways to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.

    For more information on our products or if you have any questions about ordering or installation, you can reach us at 334-202-2870, and we would be happy to assist you in any way possible. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we want to make sure that you find exactly what you’re looking for without any hassle. You know that with Four Oak Bed Swings, you are receiving not just a top-quality product, but service as well.